Things to do in Miami weekend - Aug. 9-11

 

Here are some ideas about what you could be doing in Miami this weekend.

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By Michael Hamersly | mikehamersly@gmail.com

Friday, Aug. 9

STRINGING IT
BLACK VIOLIN

Classically trained hip-hop duo from Dillard High School of the Performing Arts performs a cutting-edge set on viola and violin.
Details: 9 p.m. at The Stage, 170 NE 38th St., Miami; 305-576-9577 or www.thestagemiami.com; $10.

CRUNK IT UP
LIL JON

Atlanta hip-hop singer and producer (Usher’s “Yeah!” and Ying-Yang Twins’ “Salt Shaker”) steps behind the decks for a DJ set.
Details: 11 p.m. at LIV Nightclub, 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; www.wantickets.com; $40-$75.

IN THE HOUSE
PAUL VAN DYK

German electronic-music legend and two-time No. 1 DJ in DJ Mag’s annual poll spins in support of his new single “We Are One 2013” and upcoming album, “The Politics of Dancing 3.”
Details: 11 p.m. at Mansion, 1235 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; www.wantickets.com; $20-$35.
 

Saturday, Aug. 10

MOUNTAIN MUSIC
ALABAMA

Veteran band that blends traditional country and bluegrass with Southern rock performs hits including “My Home’s In Alabama” and “Love in the First Degree,” plus possibly some inspired covers such as “Sweet Home Alabama” and “Honky Tonk Women.”
Details: 8 p.m. at Hard Rock Live Arena at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood; Ticketmaster; $75-$165.

JAZZ IT UP
BOBBY MARTINEZ SEXTET

Miami jazz legend performs his unique mix of contemporary bebop and Afro-Cuban jazz on tenor sax, backed by piano, bass, guitar, drums and percussion.
Details: 8:30 p.m. at the WDNA Jazz Gallery, 2921 Coral Way, Coral Gables; 305-332-2623 or www.wdna.org; $25, $15 WDNA members.

LOCAL FAVES
ELECTRIC PIQUETE

Miami jazz-funk-fusion band – currently working with the Spam Allstars’ DJ Le Spam on a full-length CD - tears through three high-energy sets.
Details: 10 p.m. at Tobacco Road, 626 S. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-374-1198 or www.tobacco-road.com; $5, free before 9 p.m.
 

Sunday, Aug. 11

STAND-UP GUYS
JAY REID AND ALI SIDDIQ

Vegas native Reid beat out 24 other comedy hopefuls to win the crown on TV One’s show “Who’s Got Jokes?” while Houston’s Siddiq has been working the circuits for more than 15 years. Both can be seen on Bill Bellamy’s “Ladies Night Out” comedy special on Showtime.
Details: 8 p.m. at the Palm Beach Improv, 550 S. Rosemary Ave., Ste. 250, West Palm Beach; 561-833-1812 or www.palmbeachimprov.com; $15.

Next Week

ROCK ON
THE CULT

British rock band led by the belligerent Ian Astbury is back, performing its third album, 1987’s “Electric,” in its entirety, including the crashing hit “Love Removal Machine.”
Details: 7 p.m. Tuesday at Revolution Live, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; Ticketmaster; $27.

HIT PARADE
ONEREPUBLIC

Colorado band led by master songwriter Ryan Tedder (he penned the mammoth hits “Apologize” and “Bleeding Love”) takes the stage with new material including the smash song “Good Life.”
Details: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Hard Rock Live Arena at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood; Ticketmaster; $30-$60.

ROCKING THE BIG SCREEN
ERIC CLAPTON’S CROSSROADS GUITAR FESTIVAL 2013

Two unforgettable nights of rock music filmed in April at New York’s Madison Square Garden features the Allman Brothers Band, Booker T., Buddy Guy, Derek Trucks, Jeff Beck, John Mayer, Keith Richards, Keith Urban, Los Lobos, Robert Cray, Vince Gill and, of course, Clapton himself.
Details: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at various theaters in South Florida; www.fathomevents.com; $15.

FREE FOR ALL
JESSE JONES JR.

The Miami Jazz & Film Society presents “Jazzy J.R.” on the sax and flute performing hard-bop, funk and even scat, both vocally and musically;
Details: 7-10 p.m. Wednesday at Miami Tower, 19th-floor auditorium, 100 SE 2nd St., Miami; www.miamijazzsociety.com.

“STAND-UP REVOLUTION”
GABRIEL IGLESIAS

Plus-sized San Diego comedian known for his Hawaiian shirts and referring to himself as “fluffy” is taping Season 3 of his popular Comedy Central TV series.
Details: 8 p.m. Thursday at the Fort Lauderdale Improv, 5700 Seminole Way, Fort Lauderdale; 954-981-5653 or www.improvftl.com; $40.

BATTLE OF THE SEXES
MEN ARE FROM MARS, WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS

Play based on the best-selling book by John Gray examines the complicated, heartbreaking and sometimes hilarious interaction between men and women.
Details: 8 p.m. Thursday at the James L. Knight Center, 400 SE Second Ave., Miami; 305-416-5977 or www.jlkc.com; $42.

DJ DUO
SUNNERY JAMES & RYAN MARCIANO

Dutch house tandem known for soulful vocals and dramatic breakdowns steps behind the decks in support of the new single with Erick Morillo, “Jungle Blood.”
Details: 11 p.m. Thursday at LIV Nightclub, 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; www.wantickets.com; $30-$40.

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